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How to low down high Cholestrol?

Hi doctor..My name is San...My cholestrol level is high from the last check..Its 220 ..what should I do to lower it down..I smoke 2 cig;s a day..I don't drink too much.and my work is in not a proper office job..I get up nd walk at times..I heard drinking 1.5 oz of wiskey can lower cholestrol with proper excersise,,,,.Please advice.Thanks !!
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Dear San, welcome to
first of all, the present day medicine judges risk of future cardiovascular events based on various fractions of cholesterol rather than total cholesterol like LDL, HDL and VLDL cholesterols. moreover the target level of LDL cholesterol which is best prognostic marker depends upon your age, history of diabetes/ hypertension, family history of anginal heart disease, gender etc. i would not recommend you to take whisky to lower down your cholesterol but the life style modification which could help in reducing cholesterol are regular physical activity, optimization of weight, diet which is low in saturated fats & cholesterol. avoid smoking for your good health.
i would like you to get complete lipid profile done and revert back with requisite details.
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
If your cholesterol level is high,it increases the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks.
You can reduce your cholesterol levels by adopting life style changes.
1... Most important for you is to quit smoking as it not only increases your HDL cholesterol ( good cholesterol ) but your Heart risk also becomes half within one year of quitting smoking.
2... Drinking 1 to 1.5 OZ of alcohol does help in improving your HDL cholesterol but high quantities may result in high blood pressure,heart failure and heart diseases.
3... Loose weight.
4.. Avoid trans fats and consume less of saturated fats.Take more of fresh fruits and green vegetables.Avoid junk foods.Consume more of whole grains.
4... Do regular aerobic exercises for 45 minutes a day.
If you seriously take these measures,your cholesterol levels would become normal in next 4 to 6 months.
You may add anti cholesterol medications if you fail to normalise your cholesterol levels by life style changes.
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

Statins and fenofibrate along with a lot of exercise and diet restriction will help reduce your cholesterol level. I would think that whisky is not going to help, but infact hurt your condition. I think quitting cigarettes is also advisable. However I would suggest that you see a doctor to get your prescriptions as well as take yourself to a psychiatrist who can give you lifestyle modification exercises.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day !
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